Dec 2, 2016

On Learning to Stand Upright

I really do feel for the first man that decided to walk upright on his hind legs. He probably looked foolish wobbling along and trying to get his balance. I suppose there was a certain amount of ridicule involved with that choice too. Tipping over for babies is cute but when a grown cave man did that there may have been hoots and boos.

Or maybe the first was a cave baby. Oh my goodness. I suppose they kept pushing the baby over because it was not what cave babies did. I think they probably thought the baby was possessed.

My husband tipped over in the kitchen several years ago. I stepped over him, plugged in the computer before I called 911. I am not as sympathetic as I could be. He was fine...just didn't like to drink water. He said it rusted his pipes. After a scary moment when he did not move, and a trip to the hospital, I learned to push water like a drug dealer.

I have been walking upright for a very long time. Imagine my surprise the very first time I experience vertigo and simply tipped over on the bed. As I remember it I was holding a baby at the time. No one was hurt but I have never really trusted gravity ever again.

So, have any of you ever tipped over in the kitchen or the living room or the bedroom? Maintain your sense of humor and tell me your story.

Be well.

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7 comments:

  1. Oh gosh, I had vertigo several years ago. As with many folks, turned out to be an inner ear issue that was fixed with some antibiotics. But while it was going on, it gave me a new perspective on having my feet on the ground and standing upright!

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    1. Vertigo is quite a wakeup call. I felt like I weighed a thousand pounds and I could not have stayed up no matter how hard I tried or how tight I hung on. It was very strange.

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  2. The first time I visited my now husband's house after we started to date, I got my feet all tangled up in a long phone cord (remember those?) that was on the floor. I went down hard and very inelegantly (fortunately it was on carpet). I think the fact that we both laughed about it (after determining that I was OK) made us realize that we had similar senses of humor.

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    1. :) I know that disaster brings out my wicked side...it is not good sometimes but there you have it!

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  3. I fainted in the bathroom in the middle of the night due to a UTI I didn't know I had and hit the tile floor full on. No injuries but my husband commented that he thought a huge tree limb had hit the house! Hmmm.

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    1. Oh dear...not a good choice of words. But I do understand. When my husband tipped over in the kitchen, he sounded like a ton of bricks hitting the pavement. I guess we don't realize how substantial our bodies are until something like that happens. Be well.

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  4. No tipping or fainting but do to coordination issues some very serious fallas at a fairly young age that make fallng now so very dangerous for me.

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